[Haskell-cafe] Health effects

Adrian Neumann aneumann at inf.fu-berlin.de
Tue Sep 30 13:54:17 EDT 2008

I often wonder how many cuts you need to divide a steak in n pieces.  
You can obviously get n pieces with (sqrt n) cuts by cutting a grid.  
But I'm sure some smart mathematician thought of a (log n) way.


Am 29.09.2008 um 21:43 schrieb Andrew Coppin:

> The other day, I sat down to eat a 2 Kg block of chocolate - one of  
> those ones that's divided into lots of little squares. I proceeded  
> to recursively subdivide it into smaller and smaller blocks, and  
> then eat the individual squares in depth-first order. It was only  
> after getting through 16 of the things that I stopped to notice  
> that the whole bar just happens to have an exact power of two  
> squares on it.
> And it was some time after *that* when I thought to myself  
> "...woah, maybe do too much Haskell?" o_O
> Seriously, who recursively subdivides their food? I think I have  
> something wrong with me...
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